Diverse Cohorts

Each CIR cohort has a strong international student presence, which in the past has included students from the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Serbia, Greece, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, China, Singapore and Japan.

There are university-wide policies that govern the minimum entry requirements for international applicants. The Office of International Affairs can provide information on these requirements.

International students are eligible for the same merit-based financial aid as domestic students. Since all awards are merit-based, international and domestic applicants are considered alongside one another for both admission and aid. Aid is offered at the same time as admission.

We strongly encourage international students to seek out alternate sources of funding that may be available. Funding for US Study is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Over the years, a number of international students have been selected as International House Fellows, allowing them a significant discount in the cost of living at International House. Contact International House for more information at (773) 753-2270. For students who are US citizens or have permanent resident status, other sources of financial support include area and language fellowships, low-interest loans, and work-study programs.

Working On-Campus

Student Employment may be able to assist students, including those on student visas, in finding on-campus employment. The Office of International Affairs also has resources and information regarding visas and restrictions for international students interested in working while in CIR.